In the aftermath of the floods

Some of the homesteads affected by surprise floods in D' Kar. PIC: LEINANYANA TSIANE
Some of the homesteads affected by surprise floods in D' Kar. PIC: LEINANYANA TSIANE

With most of the country breathlessly emerging from a summer of heatwaves and crop damage, the residents of D’Kar were recently the victims of surprise floods that left some homeless. Mmegi Correspondent, LEINANYANA TSIANE, visited the area in the aftermath of the disaster and here reports

D’Kar is a settlement located 35 kilometres West of Gantsi town along Maun-Gantsi road, whose residents are mostly Basarwa, although there are tribes such as Bakgalagadi, Bangologa and others.  While the Dutch Reformed Church owns D’Kar it receives various services from government ranging from healthcare, water and schools.

The floods left their unwelcome mark on the small settlement, as seen by a Mmegi newscrew in the area. Following the rains and the floods, 200 people were left homeless and 52 homes destroyed.

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